Month: December 2016

Ramblings On My Mind – January 2017

Greg Johnson / CBA President This past December marked the thirtieth anniversary of the Cascade Blues Association becoming a business and a non-profit organization. There have been a number of changes since the inception, not only in how the company

Fundraiser To Help NW Acts Heading To The International Blues Challenge in Memphis

On Saturday, January 7, come to the Trails End Saloon to support several of the Northwest acts that will travel to Memphis in February to compete in the renowned International Blues Challenge on that city’s famous Beale Street. Each of

Just This One: Muddy Winners to Shine at Paul deLay Tribute

It’s been ten years since the great Paul deLay passed away, but a room full of Cascade Blues Association Muddy Award winners will bring his songs and spirit back to the stage on Saturday evening, January 21, at the Alberta

An Evening With King Louie and Andy Stokes

On Monday, January 30, The Lake Theater & Café is proud to host an intimate evening of soulful sounds featuring two of the Northwest’s premier musicians: New5 recording artist Andy Stokes and Portland’s Boss of the B-3, Louis “King Louie”

Something To Talk About – A Portland Bonnie Raitt Tribute

Bonnie Raitt

When it comes to influential musicians of the past fifty years who have crossed genres between blues and rock, Bonnie Raitt is one who definitely stands out. It seems almost impossible to believe that she has been around the scene

Johnny Nicholas and Scrappy Jud Newcomb – Together At The Lake Theater & Café

For four decades, Johnny Nicholas has showcased his consummate musicianship and vocal skills, having graced live music scenes across the country and abroad. The list of legendary musicians with whom he worked and performed alongside reads like a who’s who

Seth Walker Returns To Portland With Show At Duff’s Garage

A soulful singer, skilled songwriter, and guitarist with a sharp, clear tone, Seth Walker has made a name for himself throughout the country, having lived in both Austin and New Orleans and recorded in Nashville. His upbringing brought him contact

Eric Johnson Solo – An Evening of Acoustic Guitar & Piano

Eric Johnson, long hailed as one of the world’s preeminent electric guitarists, celebrates his acoustic side with his new release EJ. While this album emphasizes Johnson’s formidable skills as a singer-songwriter, his first completely unplugged album is also his most

What’s on Tap for January’s General Membership Meeting …

The Lightning Kings

Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder St., Portland Wednesday, January 4, 7:00 pm Members always Free – Non-members $5.00 Opening Acoustic Set – Tevis Hodge Jr. Second Electric Set – The Lightning Kings As we step into the New Year we

Modern Day Troubadour Jeffrey Foucault Comes To Doug Fir

Jeffrey Foucault

Martin Chilton, culture editor for London’s Daily Telegraph, calls Jeffrey Foucault “an original, beguiling songwriter with a marvelously expressive voice.” With ten albums under his belt, this skillful troubadour is currently touring across the country with drummer Billy Conway. Poet